The Patriots were on the road again to face rival Churchill in a Gold Division match. As with any rivalry, the outcome is always in question when emotion, adrenaline, and bragging rights come into play. At the halfway point into the 2010 season, both teams were ready to compete.
For Wootton, sets one and two highlighted a balanced attack with Aaron Yee setting Tony Malinauskas, Clayton Zhang, Nic Texier, and Jeffrey Qiu. Eray Wang had his best match of the season in the setter/swing hitter position. Chistopher Wong, Michael Ip and Justin Fowler led the Patriot passing and back row defense.
Of note was an exciting set three that featured the steady play of setter Justin Fowler. Fowler directed an offense that had Jeffrey Qiu and Eric Zhang in the middle, Chris Wong, Elliott Liu and Mark Yang on the outside. Yang led the Patriots in serving with several key aces down the stretch as Wootton held off a Churchill rally.
The Patriots complete their division play at home on Friday, April 16 at 5:15 pm against Kennedy in a match that will determine the division championship.